We can’t stop time, but we can do our best to slow it down. The care team at Quintessa in Wisconsin is excited to offer Ultherapy to improve skin laxity and slow down the aging process.
It’s a popular nonsurgical procedure because there is no downtime or damage to the uppermost layer of skin. That makes it a convenient choice to improve mild to moderate skin laxity in the brow, neck, under the chin or along the jawline. Because of the new collagen generated with the treatment, future signs of aging should be slower. Also, repeat treatments (usually one per year) can be performed in an attempt to preserve a more youthful appearance over an extended period of time.
Why reverse aging skin after it happens, when you can also slow it down?
PLAN YOUR PROCEDURE
|Type of Procedure||Nonsurgical|
|Recover Time||1 week|
|Procedure Time||½ hour to 2 hours, depending on areas treated|
|Recovery Information||Out-patient, Results accumulate over time|
WHAT IS ULTHERAPY?
Ultherapy is an ultrasound-based technology that uses ultrasound energy to heat the deeper tissue of the skin, stimulating new collagen growth to lift and tone mild to moderate skin laxity in the brow, neck, under the chin or along the jawline.
Ultherapy is very exciting due to the fact that it completely bypasses the overlying skin and thus creates no injury whatsoever to the skin’s surface. This technology only injures the deeper tissue thereby stimulating collagen growth, which causes a tightening of the area. Visible results can be seen within approximately three months, but some patients report and show visible results in less time. There is no downtime and patients can return to work immediately.
HOW DOES ULTHERAPY WORK?
In reality, Ultherapy neither removes fat nor tightens the skin but, in fact, targets the deeper layer of the face in the area of the SMAS where there is a significant amount of collagen. The ultrasound waves heat the collagen to the point where they denature and this creates a healing response where new collagen is deposited, which in turn then tightens. When we treat an entire face with the Ultherapy device, we will do upwards of 8000 small thermal injury zones where new collagen is going to be deposited and each zone will create a small amount of tightening. When these are all added together, we get brow lifting and cheek lifting and improvement in jowls and laxity under the chin. In my opinion, the results are similar to other devices such as laser resurfacing or even surgical results in that the tissue heals and now we start the aging process from a new reference point so, in effect, the patient that undergoes an Ultherapy treatment will always look better than if they had never undergone treatment, but they will eventually age out of the improvement that was obtained.
CANDIDATES FOR TREATMENT
Candidates for Ultherapy are generally looking to improve mild to moderate skin laxity in the brow, neck, under the chin or along the jawline. While results are typically not as dramatic as a surgical facelift, this is a good alternative for those who are not yet ready for surgery and are seeking a non-surgical approach to improve skin laxity with no downtime. As with other cosmetic procedures, patients should be in good health with realistic expectations.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR ULTHERAPY APPOINTMENT
The Ultherapy treatment can take as little as thirty minutes when treating the brow or other partial area of the face. A full face and neck treatment takes approximately sixty to ninety minutes. As patients may experience some mild discomfort during treatment, a local anesthetic is typically used and this can be combined with sedation if necessary.
Some minor redness may be present for an hour or so after treatment; however, there is no downtime and patients are able to immediately return to their normal routine. Other temporary side effects may include mild swelling, tingling or tenderness. Visible results are typically seen over the course of two to three months and some patients report continued improvement for up to six months or even longer as new collagen forms.
There is no downtime following Ultherapy treatment. In fact, patients can return to their normal routine right away. Some patients experience redness, swelling, tingling or tenderness at the treatment site but these side effects are typically short-lived.
BENEFITS OF ULTHERAPY
Ultherapy has many benefits. As a non-surgical procedure providing significant improvement for skin laxity, it is appealing to many individuals of all ages who are looking to counteract the effects of time and gravity. Furthermore, there is no downtime. Ultherapy can improve mild to moderate skin laxity in the brow, neck, under the chin or along the jawline. Because of the new collagen generated with the treatment, future signs of aging should be slower. Also, repeat treatments (usually one per year) can be performed in an attempt to preserve a more youthful appearance over an extended period of time.
If you are having concerns about your appearance and feel that your confidence could use a boost, Ultherapy may be right for you. Please contact us today for your complimentary and discreet consultation. A new you is right around the corner.
Ultherapy was tested for about one year before FDA approval. When all patients (many over age 65) were included in the studies, 80% responded to treatment and half of the non-responders had a response with a second treatment. You can read more about the FDA study on the Ultherpay manufacturer’s website.
Though we can not guarantee results, we will treat patients a second time at no cost. Learn more on our blog about Ultherapy outcomes after the age of 65.
Bruising is incredibly rare, but we recommend you schedule a consultation at the Quintessa Medical Spa so that we can discuss Ultherapy in greater detail with you prior to scheduling your treatment.